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The damage bug continues to chunk the Toronto Raptors.
The crew was as soon as once more with out star sophomore Scottie Barnes, guard Gary Trent Jr. and large man Treasured Achiuwa in opposition to the Detroit Pistons on Friday evening at residence.
With solely eight video games remaining within the common season, it’s unclear once they’ll be again both. “Nonetheless the identical. All out. All nonetheless day-to-day,” Raptors head coach Nick Nurse mentioned when requested about their standing earlier than the sport.
Barnes damage his wrist final Sunday in Milwaukee and left that one early, then missed one other loss, Wednesday, at residence in opposition to the Indiana Pacers. Trent performed 34 minutes in opposition to Milwaukee, however damage himself on a late fall and has been feeling banged up ever since, whereas Achiuwa has hamstring soreness that has brought on him to overlook two straight as properly.
Trent could be the plain alternative to fit in to the beginning lineup for Barnes, however with that not an possibility, Nurse has turned to veteran Gary Trent Jr., a late-season addition following Barton’s buyout with the Washington Wizards.
Barton has struggled as far as a Raptor, hitting simply 9-of-36 shot makes an attempt previous to Friday’s sport, and didn’t play for the ultimate 1.5 quarters of the earlier sport as Nurse sought out different choices.
However he was again with the primary group (Pascal Siakam, Jakob Poeltl, O.G. Anunoby and Fred VanVleet) on Friday. “It’s a choice simply to attempt to get him on the market with these guys and get him acclimated or not. I feel we go together with it once more and see what occurs and prepare with the opposite guys. I think about all of them get a shot tonight,” Nurse mentioned.
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